Heavy snow is expected to spread across the Tanana Valley from noon Wednesday through Friday morning, according to an advisory from the National Weather Service.
Up to 12 inches of snow is expected in the area south of Dot Lake and Delta Junction, with 2 to 6 inches of snow expected over most areas south of the Yukon River by Friday morning, according to the Weather Service.
Fairbanks is forecast to receive 3 to 5 inches of snow from early Thursday to early Friday.
Traveling will be complicated by high winds, which will blow the snow and create drifts.
"In Fairbanks, northeast winds are expected to gust to 25 mph by Wednesday afternoon, and to remain that strong through early Friday," the Weather Service advisory reads. "The hills north and east of Fairbanks will see stronger winds and more blowing snow, with gusts to 40 mph and visibility reduced to one half mile at times in the hills."
The strongest winds will occur at higher elevations just north of Fairbanks.
Summits of the Steese, Elliott and Dalton highways will have gusts of 40 to 50 mph, with near blizzard conditions from Wednesday night through Friday morning, according to the Weather Service.
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